The Giants? Dance

3.69 avg rating
( 113 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780007169252: The Giants? Dance

A rich and evocative tale set in a mythic 15th century Britain, to rival the work of Bernard Cornwell.

In the peaceful village of Nether Norton life goes on as it has for centuries in the Realm. On Loaf Day, as the villagers celebrate gathering in the first of their harvest, Will looks back fondly on the two years since he and his sweetheart Willow circled the fire together, especially the year since their daughter Bethe was born. But despite his good fortune, a feeling of unease is stirring inside him. When he sees an unnatural storm raging on the horizon he knows that his past is coming back to haunt him.

Four years ago Will succeeded in cracking the Doomstone in the vault of the Chapter House at Verlamion to bring a bloody battle to its end. It seemed then that the lust for war in men's hearts had been calmed forever. But now Will is no longer certain his success was quite so absolute, and he calls on his old friend and mentor Gwydion, a wizard of deep knowledge and power once called 'Merlyn', for advice. Gwydion suspects his old enemy, the sorcerer Maskull, has escaped from the prison he was banished to when Will cracked the Doomstone. Now Maskull is once again working to hasten a devastating war between King Hal and Duke Richard of Ebor, with the help of the battlestones that litter the landscape inciting hatred in all who draw near.

Only Will, whom Gwydion believes to be an incarnation of King Arthur, has the skill to break the power of the battlestones. When Will last left Nether Norton he was an unworldly youth of thirteen. Now he is a husband and father, he has a lot more to lose. But he has a whole Realm to save.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Praise for THE LANGUAGE OF STONES:

‘Full of charm and the magic of landscape ... an enjoyable read' AMAZON

'A compelling tale that fully utilizes its beautifully crafted characters' DREAMWATCH

‘Carter’s prose is smooth, and he has a real feel for the countryside. His plot keeps the pages turning’ STARBURST

‘Just the right mix of magic, mystery and mud ... Images of terrifying supernatural forces are carefully wrought as Carter weaves his spell’ LADS MAG

Book Description:

The 15th Century as it should have been

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Robert Carter
ISBN 10: 0007169256 ISBN 13: 9780007169252
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800071692520000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Robert Carter
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (2006)
ISBN 10: 0007169256 ISBN 13: 9780007169252
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 432 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0007169256

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

ROBERT CARTER
Published by HARPER COLLINS (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007169256 ISBN 13: 9780007169252
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780007169252 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0982715

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds